Senior Project and Engagement Officer


Full time position until December 2020

  • Excellent opportunity in an important national multicultural mental health project
  • Join a well-established national peak body committed to achieving better mental health outcomes for all Australians
  • Competitive salary of $85,000 PLUS super PLUS full salary packaging options
  • Flexible, family friendly work environment
  • Candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Organisation

Mental Health Australia was established in 1997 as Australia’s first independent, national peak body to represent the interests of the mental health sector, and is committed to achieving better mental health outcomes for all Australians.

Mental Health Australia members include national organisations who represent consumers, carers, special needs groups, clinical, public, and private service providers, researchers, and state and territory community mental health peak bodies.

Mental Health Australia aims to promote mentally healthy communities through providing education on mental health, conducting research, and influencing reform to ensure government policies continue to address contemporary mental health issues.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate Senior Project and Engagement Officer to join the team in Canberra, on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the National Project Manager, you will be responsible for developing key relationships and engaging with state and territory mental health services, Primary Health Networks, and other multicultural mental health stakeholders. This position will promote and support implementation of the Framework for Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (the Framework) and other elements of the Embrace Multicultural Mental Health Project (Embrace Project).

The position is also responsible for assisting with the design, implementation and delivery of projects in accordance with the Embrace Project’s annual Activity Work Plan and contractual responsibilities.

To be considered for this position, you will hold tertiary qualifications and / or demonstrated extensive experience in a related discipline (e.g. project management, policy, mental health, multicultural health).

You will possess highly developed representational and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with a diverse range of people to develop and share concepts, information and ideas successfully. You will have a proven ability to initiate new ideas, analyse complex problems and identify strategies for their resolution.

Experience in the mental health/ multicultural sector and familiarity with the issues affecting people from CALD backgrounds and mental health is important for this role. You will have sound experience in engaging effectively and working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders, including CALD communities and consumers and carers, and the ability to build and maintain productive and professional relationships.

Ideally you will have experience working in a small team environment and knowledge of issues facing the mental health sector in Australia.

What is in it for you?

This is a great opportunity to become involved with an organisation that is dedicated to driving better health for all Australians.

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary of $85,000, plus super, plus charity salary packaging options.

Applications should include a copy of your current resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria of the position. Your application should be received no later than 9.00am (AEST) 12 September 2019

For further information please contact Ruth Das, National Project Manager, National Multicultural Mental Health Project, Mental Health Australia on (02) 6188 6787 or

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Application close date

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 5:00pm